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Cycling expert Markus Stitz to give insider’s guide on cycling the North Coast 500

Cycling expert Markus Stitz to give insider's guide on cycling the North Coast 500

Markus Stitz negotiates a gravel track running parallel to the NC500 near Torridon. The North Coast 500 (NC500) has saddled up with an international cycling…

Tuesday, Apr 12

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Markus Stitz negotiates a gravel track running parallel to the NC500 near Torridon. The North Coast 500 (NC500) has saddled up with an international cycling expert and filmmaker to encourage people to explore the world-famous route on two wheels in 2022.

Markus Stitz, founder of Bikepacking Scotland, has teamed up with NC500 to devise a new range of off and on-road cycling itineraries that use parts of the NC500 route, including cycle friendly accommodation, cycle-cafés and storage facilities, as well as cycle maintenance and cleaning points along the route.

Mr Stitz is a highly experienced long-distance cyclist and filmmaker, who knows the route well from previous adventures and the research for his upcoming book about gravel rides in the UK.

The new NC500 cycling initiative is getting into gear in time for spring and summer months with a focus on healthy outdoor activity, the benefits of cycling to wellbeing and positive mental, as well as sustainable and responsible travel around the north Highlands.

The aim of the partnership also offers visitors and outdoor enthusiasts a fresh look at the North Coast 500 as more than just a driving route through the eyes of a cycling expert and by highlighting the range and quality of cycling experiences available suitable for all skill levels and abilities. Markus Stitz looking over Torridon Bay. Mr Stitz will be offering his personal tips on planning ahead to make a cycling trip around the NC500, as well as advice on sustainable travel around the route by following the Scottish […]

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